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Dinner With Local Host, Tehran


Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to the Entrance to Ferdowsi subway station.

  • Ending Point

    Tour ends at Entrance to Ferdowsi subway station

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy the Persian hospitality of a local Iranian family
  • Sample home-cooked Persian cuisine
  • Learn how to prepare your favourite local dishes
  • Behold refreshing views on the slopes of Tochal Mountain
  • Hop on the longest metro line in the Middle East and experience riding the subway like a local
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted


Meet a local family in their home for enlightening conversation over a delicious home cooked meal and taste the truly authentic experience of Persian hospitality. Learn how to prepare the best local culinary delights and experience how an Iranian family lives and entertains their guests! Your Tehran tour begins with a ride on the longest metro line in the Middle East, where you’ll experience rapid local transportation that carries over 2 million people in and around the city daily. During the journey, be prepared that locals may come over for a chat and you’ll start to get a sense of Persian hospitality (and curiosity) right from the get go!

Finally arrive at the home of a local Persian family who will be your host for the day and with the help of your bilingual guide, get to know the family and experience their openness in discussing any topic from cultural traditions to political issues. This tour truly amplifies the immersive experience of Tehran. It is a unique opportunity to experience Iranian life up close and personal.

Persian food served at home is often very different to what is on restaurant menus. With the diversity of ethnic groups in Iran, there is a huge variety of local cuisine. Your hosts will explain how to prepare the dishes you’ll be sampling and give you an idea of the main flavours and local ingredients of Persian food. After learning about local life, culture, and filling up on Persian delicacies, walk off your meal with a short walking tour of the surrounding neighbourhood before taking the subway back to Ferdowsi subway station.

About The Supplier:

Urban Adventures are a handpicked network of 150+ global destinations, locally owned and operated by professional and passionate urban explorers. Collectively they create and run 1000's of fun and unique day tour itineraries that support local communities and help travelers uncover the local side of a city. Urban Adventures has a team of passionate guides who are the heart and soul of the tours and guarantee a great time.


  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Transportation from the subway station to to and from the family home
  • Dinner


  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early.

Please consider the dress code in Iran. Women should wear a scarf and a coat/manteaux/shirt/tunic/dress that comes to their knees and does not show their body. Men travelling in Iran cannot wear shorts

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip — though not compulsory — is appropriate.

Our supplier can allow maximum of 12 people on the tour to go ahead.

This activity is adults (and older children) only. Little ones under the age of 6 years will have to sit this one out, we’re afraid.

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